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Commenting on the Conservative Manifesto, Ryan Shorthouse, director of the liberal conservative think tank Bright Blue said: “The Conservative Party has produced a philosophical and principled manifesto, poetic in places in fact, with extensive and detailed policies on all the major challenges facing Britain. It describes and shows conservatism at its best: compassionate and patriotic. “This, finally, is the flesh…
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 13:00

Lib Dem manifesto extensive but woolly

Commenting on the Liberal Democrat Manifesto, Ryan Shorthouse, director of the liberal conservative think tank Bright Blue, said: “The Liberal Democrats have produced an extensive and evidence-based manifesto with many genuinely thoughtful and original policies, especially on drugs reform, supporting teachers, and tackling different forms of discrimination. Both the Conservatives and Labour, if they form the next government, should adopt…
Commenting on the Labour Manifesto, Ryan Shorthouse, director of the liberal conservative think tank Bright Blue, said: “The Labour Party’s manifesto contains some positive policies, but overall it equates to a significant and unprecedented expansion of taxation and state expenditure. This is deeply unwise. To prosper in an increasingly globalised world, and to pay for high-quality public services, Britain needs…
Bright Blue has today 4th of May launched a manifesto for green conservatism. To win big, Theresa May must make a bold, positive offer to liberal Britain, including on the environment. The greatest electoral challenge for the Conservative Party at the upcoming General Election comes from their left flank, not the right: the Liberal Democrats in Southern England, Labour in…
Bright Blue has today published the latest edition of its magazine Centre Write, entitled ‘The robotic revolution’, which includes an interview with the Former Director of Strategy at Number 10 Downing Street, Steve Hilton. In an interview with Bright Blue, Steve Hilton argues that Theresa May is taking the Conservative Party to the next stage of modernisation by helping people…
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 07:00

Post-Brexit Britain needs more trees

Bright Blue is today launching a new campaign calling for the next Government to reform and guarantee tree planting grants for farmers after Brexit. England is currently set to miss the government target, promised in the 2015 Conservative election manifesto, of planting 11 million new trees between 2015 and 2020. This is largely because the main mechanism for incentivising tree…
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